HSE UAV Drones Mission Statement

Our Mission

Homeland Surveillance and Electronics (HSE) is a family and Veteran owned, American-based full-service provider of industrial unmanned aircraft. As one of the original pioneers of the commercial drone industry (est. 2009), we take that future very seriously and are honored to provide exceptional service to our customers around the world. We focus on innovation; in some sense, the current technology is already ‘old school’, and we continually listen to customers for what they want next… we’ll never stop in our pursuit. Inside of that commitment, our UAVs are unlike anything else in the sky. Unmatched abilities, quality, flight time and safety features, paired with a team of experts, ensure our customers achieve their goals. Speaking of our experts, our people love what they do, are empowered to ‘do the right thing’, and they are honored to serve our long list of industries including First Responders, Military, Utilities, Farmers / Agriculture, Universities, and more. 

As a premier and full-service provider, HSE provides everything needed for successful integration, including flight & safety training, consulting, financing, hired pilot services, FAA COA processing and maintenance support. 

HSE Mission Statement

HSE exists to provide extraordinary technology that makes a real difference in how people

do business. As pioneers on the front-lines of the unmanned robotics revolution, we are

responsible for the future of our industry. We educate, support and value our customers around

the world and our constant innovation ensures we are doing our part to protect those who keep

our communities safe. We contribute to farmers feeding families with cutting-edge crop-spraying

and protection UAVs. We partner with subject-experts to provide convenience, consistency and a

customer-centric model. As a team, we honor diversity and we collaborate to provide an epic

experience for our clients; we seize every opportunity to learn and expand on what it takes to

accomplish this goal. We hold ourselves accountable for our performance in fulfilling this mission

and take great pride in the opportunity to do what we love, every day.

As a veteran and family-owned business, we are on a relentless quest to provide a greater,

all-inclusive future for everyone.

We take care of our customers. We cherish our team.

We innovate. We have fun. We play full out.

We are unstoppable in our pursuit.

We are HSE.



Our Story

HSE started in 2009, shortly after Terry Sanders retired from the Illinois State Police, when his best friend since 4th grade, Dave Sanders, called him with an idea about getting into the emerging “drone” business. Dave shared an article stating that it would be a 25 billion dollar industry by 2020, and convinced Terry to go into business with him. Dave’s background is in software and technology, while Terry’s was in military and police––the side of the industry that they wanted to target.  They agreed to start the business and began researching many different manufacturers to identify the best products for their purposes. Once they identified the manufacturer and were licensed and registered, they began training themselves on the products.

After a few months, Dave asked his brother to join the company with his background in sales and website integration. He developed the website and they started to get leads… a lot of leads.  Shortly, they were overwhelmed with the work and that’s when we asked Dave’s children, Bryan and Joye Sanders, to join the team and bring their backgrounds in banking, finance and sales to the business.


We are Pioneers, on a never-ending quest for innovation and an epic customer experience

We value Performance, sworn to the shared success of our customers and team

We Do the Right Thing, we are reliable, accountable and accessible

We Demonstrate Greatness, by building a global legacy, the most admired in the world

We Give a Darn, cherishing our customers, team and partners as the reason for our success



Our Future

Since that time, HSE-UAV has added dealerships, and developed a team of experts to become a premier full-service provider for the complete UAV solution. They have created partnerships with former FAA professionals to provide COA processing; former military flight instructors and manufacturer’s experts to provide top of the line UAV flight instruction; financing and grant writing experts; as well as an ISO 9001 manufacturing facility to manufacture and provide maintenance assistance and training.   

The HSE-UAV team is proud to be entering a new promising era for the company. The team’s commitment to providing a full-service experience remains stronger than ever. We are proud to provide our customers with the highest quality UAVs, parts and accessories, flight training and certifications, as well as a wealth of experience, knowledge and information.

If you have any questions or would like to speak with our team members, don’t hesitate to get in touch today.

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